Blog posts by year and month August 2012

Posts (8)

  1. Good Cop, in short, is a police show that I wanted to try and make that little bit different - a police show in which I wanted to concentrate on the individual, the man, rather than the rules. Recently police dramas, both home-grown and imported, have been mostly dominated by forensics and p...

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  2. Ian McEwan is famous, but it is the mark of someone who treats fame as a by-product of his immense talent and who is comfortable in his skin that when we met for The Review Show interview there was no palaver, no entourage, no demands. We set up our cameras in the wonderfully shabby, once e...

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  3. The late art critic Robert Hughes had always been captivated by the great Spanish artist Goya. But it was only when he narrowly survived an automobile accident in Western Australia in 1999 that Robert was impelled to act on that fascination by writing a book and making a film for BBC Four a...

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  4. How did you become involved in writing the second series of In With The Flynns? I'd worked with the show's producer, the legendary Caryn Mandabach, back in the 1990s on the American version of Men Behaving Badly and we'd been trying to work together for a while. She had a show, I had a la...

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  5. My four tours of duty in Afghanistan provided some of the best and worst experiences of my life, often only minutes apart. Despite the years of training and experience nothing can prepare you for the realities of modern warfare: the huge logistic support involved, the proximity to death or ...

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  6. As an actor there are some auditions you are invited to where you want the part so much it's hard to control your excitement and nerves. For me The Best Of Men was one of those. I had known of Dr Guttmann ever since playing wheelchair basketball at the Guttmann Centre (now Stoke Mandeville S...

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  7. I'm less nervous now delivering babies than when I was newly qualified in BBC Two's documentary series The Midwives. I've found that my confidence has built really quickly with the job. I feel honoured to be the only healthcare professional in the delivery room responsible for caring for...

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  8. I was amazed and humbled by the incredible response to the documentaries which I presented My Hoarder Mum And Me and Britain's Biggest Hoarders.

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